The Town of Capitol Heights was the idea of Otway B. Zantzinger, who saw the possibilities of bringing new residents to the outskirts of the District in 1904. Advertising beautiful lots with generous buyer financing and a future electric railway stop with views of Washington, D.C., his 400-acre vision is today known as Capitol Heights. Just over the Washington, D.C. boundary with Seat Pleasant to the north, Walker Mill to the east, District Heights/Suitland to the south and the Washington, D.C. to the west, it covers an area of 0.80 square miles.
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The Capital Heights Festival kicks off summer fun celebrating food, music, crafts, bands, lots of dancing plus children’s entertainment. Just a few miles north in Landover, Washington Redskins fans can see their favorite team play at FedExField. Richie Station Marketplace continues to develop new retail stores to serve Capitol Heights and the surrounding communities. The new Hampton Park currently in development will help revitalize the Central Avenue Corridor. The future and much anticipated University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center in Largo, just a few metro stops away, is under construction for completion in 2020.
The Town is strategically located less than a mile from Washington, D.C. The Capitol Heights Metro station is on both the Blue and Silver lines. With the Town of Capitol Heights conveniently located to both the District and Maryland, commuters have good access to I-295 and I-495 as well. Joint Base Andrews is located right off 95/495, home to Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine commands. The Suitland Federal Center is also nearby for commuters.